The Bridgeport woman who died in a fiery crash on I-95 in Fairfield on Sunday has been identified as 27-year-old Yvonne Sokol. The car Sokol was driving crashed into the back of a tractor trailer truck then went under the trailer and caught on fire, according to the Minute Man News Center on March 31.
A 911 call came in about 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, reporting a vehicle accident in the northbound lane of I-95 in Fairfield. When the first responders arrived, the driver was stuck in the car under the tractor trailer truck and it was on fire.
The responders worked together, with one group of firefighters putting out the fire and the other fire fighters using the hydraulic tools to free the woman from the vehicle. The tools needed to extract her from the vehicle included a lift to get the truck off the car. She was the single occupant of the vehicle.
The woman didn’t have a pulse when she was freed from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene. It took 24 emergency response personnel to extract the woman from the car. The accident is still under investigation today.